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mohamed morsi's move late last week granting really extraordinary powers. critics have called it an undemocratic power grab. today morsi meets with egypt's highest judicial body which has denounced his action. we're going to go now to matthew chance who is in london. good morning, matthew. i want to start with the news that really just happened. israel's defense minister ehud barak finishing up a press conference, announcing that he is resigning come january. any sense of whythis move is happening, and what next for ehud barak? he's really been a central key figure in israel for decades. >> yes, he certainly has. i don't think there's a great deal of surprise in this announcement. certainly within israel and the political circles that i've been speaking to, at least. it's something that mr. barak says that he wants to do for a long time but the recent operation by israeli forces in gaza delayed his announcement to do that. something he says he's been planning to do for a long time. this is a figure, as you mention, who's been in public office and public service for his entire
, egyptian president mohamed morsi is expected to explain why he granted himself almost absolute authority in a national address later today. anti-morsi protests raged through the night just down the road from where the egyptian assembly agreed on a final constitution. a vote is expected today. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: what we're seeing here in egypt is a straight on -- 0 show down between mohamed morsi the country's first democratically elected president and his opponent. morsi is showing no signs of backing down from the expanded new powers that he gave himself last week including immunity from the court. judges from these top courts have gone on strike. meanwhile egypt's supreme constitutional court said it will rule on sunday on whether or not to dissolve the assembly that drafted egypt's new constitution. that assembly is dominated by morsi's allies. they are rushing to finish a final draft. on tahrir square in central cairo some opponents are camped out and say they won't leave until he relinquishes his new powers. president morsi supporters are planning a demonstrati
they are weekend. egyptian president mohamed morsi made a truce with israel and hamas but it's what he did next now causing outrage in a region on edge. alex marquardt in the region tonight. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution, today, again filled with protesters calling for the downfall of another president. last week, president mohammed morsi placed himself above any oversight, declaring, the president may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution. morsi's office says he is trying to punish the old regime. but there is no judiciary or legislative body to keep him in check. and many egyptians are attacking his absolute power. >> we have a new leader in town. >> reporter: the united states which thought of egypt as a close ally says the power grab is against the spirit of the revolution. the president's office says the moves are just temporary and now many are not buying it. supporters and opponents of the president are planning large protests for tuesday. proof that almost two years later, this revolution isn't over. david? >> alex
protests in egypt days afteree gist gave him total control. president mohamed morsi said, this is temporary and today he plans on meeting with the supreme judicial council. critics of mohamed morsi are planning major protests tomorrow. >>> and also new this morning, pictures of a second fire at a bangladesh weekend fire killed 117 people. thousands of people are now in the streets protesting in bangladesh protesting the fire that trapped workers inned building with no emergency exits. at least 12 people died from jumping out of the building trying to escape those flames. >>> and there are new reports that iranian rockets are being sent to gas gaza. they spotted those weapons at an iran and in port -- a rainian port -- iranian port last week. they were used to hit tel-aviv during the latest conflict and they are denying they directly supply hamas with weapons. >>> workers are determined to avoid sending the country off the fiscal cliff. congress now has 35 taser to come to an agreement on deficit reduction. if they don't spending cuts will go into effect on january 1st and both parties say t
the president. mohamed morsi is accused of a massive power grab, slashing the authority of judges, barring courts from overturning his rulings. the secretary of state hillary clinton today told her egyptian counterpart that the united states does not want to see power concentrated in one set of hands. even as president morsi meets with egypt's highest judicial body which has blasted his actions. let's go live to cnn's reza sayah in cairo watching what's going on. lots of people in tahrir square. we have live pictures of that as well. i understand that morsi actually met today with some of these top judges? >> reporter: he did, wolf. a lot of people eager to see how president morsi responds to this political crisis if he would back down under mounting pressure, if he'd make some concessions. it seems forn now the answer is no. many viewed one of his decrees as essentially disabling the judiciary by banning anyone -- any authority, even the judiciary, from questioning, appealing any decisions he made since june. the question was going into this meeting, would he scale back on some of those d
. >>> and egypt's president mohamed morsi met with top judges this morning. this as violent protests rage in the streets for a third day. is a compromise in the works to solve the political crisis? we have a live report coming up from cairo. >>> and online shopping records are expected to be broken this cyber monday. did you hear this? for the first time some consumers will feel the sting of the ee tax. which states and retails are now taxing online shoppers for the very first time. >>> and join our conversation at twitter. you can find us @tamron hall and @news nation. [ "odd couple" theme plays ] humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> welcome back. we're following developing news. the one-time prime minister and general abruptly quit this morning. he's known as a leading strategist
with this muslim brotherhood path mohamed morsi. what are the charges he's interested in compromise? >> reporter: he has shown no signs of making a concession. the opposition says they will stay put in tahrir square. they say they won't negotiate until the president makes a complete stepdown. what we could see are parts of the government simply refusing to work. that's what we saw today with two courts. the judges saying we are not going to work until the president backs down. martha: steve harrigan, thank you very much. bill: who exactly is president morsi. he's 61 years old, born in egypt. but educated in the united states. got a ph.d in engineering from the university of southern california in 1982. he also worked for nasa developing engines for the space shuttle program. martha: interesting. president morsi is the leader of the muslim brotherhood he was narrowly elected in june of this year. he became a member of the muslim brotherhood when the organization was banned. one of his goals is to create a state ruled by islamic or sharia laws. the u.s. does not consider the muslim brotherhood a f
. they brought down hosni mubarak nearly two years ago. now they're threatening to topple his successor, mohamed morsi. egyptians started rallying last week after president morsi expanded his powers. young people in opposition parties that ousted the mubarak government last year have been occupying tahrir square in central cairo. some of them helped elect morsi. security forces stormed the square wednesday and fired tear gas. protesters threw stones. one of them told nhk they will demonstrate until morsi reverses his decision or resigns. the president announced constitutional amendments last week making it impossible for judicial courts to overturn his decisions. the protests against him have spread to other cities in egypt. demonstrators reportedly clashed with supporters of morsi's party, the muslim brotherhood. many people are believed to have been injured. these are the latest public demonstrations morsi has faced since he took office in june. >>> two car bombs have exploded in damascus in the eastern district. syrian's state media described the blasts as -- the second bomb went off when peo
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in several cities. >> we support mohamed morsi's correct decision and eventually the good from the bad will be distinguishable. we support dr. morsi. >> u.s. officials raised concerns about morsi's decree. today the state department's victoria newlyand called for calm. >> what is important to us is that these issues be slelgted through dialogues, that these issues be selgtzed democraticry. we are encouraged that the various important stakeholders in egypt are now talking to each other, that president morsi is consulting on the way forward but we're not going to prejudge where that will go. >> the domestic unrest has more than shadowed morsi's role in the cease-fire between israel and hamas. concern was growing about more trouble in cairo tomorrow. this afternoon, the muzz lum brotherhood spokesman said the party had postponed demonstrations tuesday to avoid bloodshed. >> brown: a short while ago i spoke with nancy youssef. nan nancy youssef, let's begin with the latest statements from president morsi's spokesman. it's hard to know whether the president is backing off or simply clarify
me this, i know that mohammed morsi is planning to meet tomorrow with his opponents, what can you tell us about that planned meeting? >> he's meeting with some chief justices here in cairo and it's the first seen of a potential move or sign of backing down by the president, but too early it call yet. as you know, many judges across the country have gone out on strike after the presidential decree that basically put the president above the law, above the courts, but as far as any talk with the opposition go, opposition figures say that's out of the question and there's going to be no dialog until that decree is revoked and they are he' planning a million man march, a protest for tuesday, harris. >> harris: wow, a million man. quickly before i let you go, steve, in the past when we saw revolution in that country a year and a half or so ago, we saw police forces, we saw military intervention. what is the latest on authorities there on the ground? >> right now it's just been police forces on the ground and really a back and forth on a low level with the protests. the real concern is a
. >>> in the streets of egypt today, scenes just like this one. two sides clashing over president mohamed morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. the violent protests played out behind closed doors, morsi met with egypt's top judges to explain his move. these are the same judges who are now banned from overturning any decision he makes until a new constitution is finalized. >>> israel, a country in the midst of very fragile cease-fire with hamas, and now also its own political upheaval, long time israeli defense minister ehud barak making the surprise announcement he's quitting. he says he wants to spend more time with his family and make room for new political figures. here he was. >> translator: i feel it is important that other people should take leading positions in israel. change is in the positions of power is a good thing. there are many ways to contribute to society and the country. and not necessarily through politics. >> barak says he will see out his term, staying on as defense minister until a new cabinet is formed next january. barak played a cruel role as a key oppo
also in egypt, cairo, tear gas had to be used when critics accuse president mohammed morsi. and the muslim pre brotherhood of monopolizing power and one little to bring real reform. prominent democracy advocate warrants that clashes lead to the military stepping and he also calls the egypt's president " the new pharaoh " opposition groups and government supporters have called for competing rallies on tuesday. your forecast, next. >> we are seeing this live look. there are even fog advisory, please be extra careful. chun doo? >> good morning. this is from our mt. tam. >> janu -- >> we are respecting some afternoon sun shines. but that is expected to return as marty mentioned a dense fog advisory for the north bay. 4:09 a.m. and also the gulf. that will last longer around 10:00 a.m. and allow yourself extra time. it will mainly be along the bayshore. for this afternoon it will clear out with a sunny afternoon but not that long. 5:00 p.m., it will press and along the san mateo coast. and even overnight. for those of you headed out as to going to the airport? there are delays a
president mohamed morsi announced these controversial decrees on thursday. we've seen three days of intense protests. we've reported lots of injuries. this is the first fatality. according to the spokesperson for the muslim brotherhood, the victim is 15-year-old islam massoud, killed when protesters attacked offices of the muslim brotherhood, this official telling us protesters were carrying sticks and clubs and stones. apparently an object was thrown at islam massoud, hit him in the head. he was transported to a hospital but sadly, before he arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead. in the meantime, the protests continue here in tahrir square. you can probably hear the stun grenades going off. when you have a fatality like this in an intense conflict, you can go either of two ways. you can either have things escalate, more fighting, possibly more injuries and fatalities, or you can have all these factions get together, put their heads together, try to find a solution. i think a lot of people are going to be anxious to see what the fallout is from this first fatality of this conflict
of clashes that erupted across egypt last week after president mohamed morsi issued a sweeping decree that significantly expands his own powers. let's go to cairo now where reza is following the story. what do we know about this attack? >> reporter: obviously, we've seen a lot of intense clashes over the past three days. we've reported hundreds of injuries. we hadn't seen a fatality until tonight. according to a spokesperson for the muslim brotherhood, the victim was a 15-year-old boy by the name of islam massoud. he's being described as a member of the muslim brotherhood youth group. this brotherhood official telling us he was killed when anti-morsi protesters tried to attack the offices of the muslim brotherhood in the northern city of damanhour. the protesters apparently were carrying clubs, knives, swords. the official said one of the protesters struck islam massoud in the head, he was rushed to the hospital, sadly he was pronounced dead. at this point it doesn't look like the muslim brotherhood is using this fatality to stir up supporters. we're going to have to wait and see what
for the downfall of another president. last week president mohamed morsi placed himself above any oversight, declaring that, quote, the president may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution. morsi's office says he is trying to blunt and punish remnants of the old regime but there is no bed body to keep him in check. and egyptians are attacking his new power. >> we have a new -- a new -- >> reporter: and the united states, which once saw egypt as its closest arabally, says morsi's power grab is against the spirit of the revolution. the president's office says the moves are just temporary, but many aren't buying it. and now supporters and opponents of the president are planning large protests for tuesday, proof that almost two years later, this revolution isn't over. alex marquardt, abc news. >> so he's going to answer to no one. >> that story's amazing on two levels. one, just the short-term memory that some people have, and, two, the old saying, we all hear how power corrupts. the country got done overthrowing a guy who had ruled with a
from the atlantic. mohammed morsi abe lincoln in disguise or another mubarak? talk about two choices. and the stock market didn't think this was a good move either. it plunged 10%. stocks opened down today and barely moved up by the end of the day. so this new president in egypt in which the united states has placed so much hope, starting to look too much like the dictator he replaced and is he the leader of an islamist government that will become more and more extreme, threatening america? on the phone with us tonight, amir hamsami, the founder of egypt's freedom party, and ed hussein joins me. ed, i want to start with you. morsi was credited with brokering that cease fire between israel and hamas. it seems within hours, he swept away with all these powers, saying his word will ride over judges. was he emboldened taking advantage of his success? >> without doubt, he knew he had enough political capital to make this move and just before, he had signed a deal with the imf for a $4 billion loan program. he thought he had enough credibility now to go after the judges that it was rumored
the new president. tear gas was fired to disperse demonstrators. many say mohamed morsi betrayed the democratic intention of arab spring when he granted himself sweeping new powers last week. we'll keep an eye on cairo and bring you new developments as they happen. >>> as early as today, we could hear from the u.s. soldier accused of leaking thousands of military and diplomatic secrets to wikileaks. bradley manning says military jailers mistreat ed him for nearly a year. if his attorneys can prove that, his case could be dismissed. if not, manning could face life in prison if convicted. >>> also this morning, forensic experts have what they need to determine if former palestinian leader yasser arafat may have been poisoned eight years ago. just hours ago, they exhumed his body, took samples from the remains and then reburied him. fred pleitgen has been following the developments from the west bank. morning, fred. >> reporter: good morning, carol. the process only lasted a few hours. early in the morning hours, the grave, the tomb of yasser arafat was opened, all of this closed of
a resolution was imminent over mohammed's morsi's decision to give him new sweeping powers. that's a move that sparked days of protests. president morsi says this is a temporary move. today he plans to meet with the country's street judicial council. still, the protesters are out there camping in tahrir square. supporters and critics of the president are planning protests tomorrow? >>> the west bank, workers are preparing to open the grave of yasser era fit. he died -- yasser arafit. he died of what some believe was a poisoning. there was significant traces of radioactive poisoning on his clothes and toothpaste. they will take samples from his body. the goal is to rule out or confirm poisoning as the result of his death. >>> ehud barack says he will not run in general elections in january but will stay in his current positions until a new government is formed following the january 22nd elections. he's been defense minister since 2009. and previous barak served as prime minister from 199 to 2001 -- 1999 to 2001. >>> talks may have opened in cairo since the truce last week, ending eight day
unrest in egypt. new video protests against mohammed morsi's sweeping new powers. this left children hurt. >>> showdown between shoppers inside a northbound california mall. the video of the black friday brawl that has gone viral. >> the golden gate bridge, 746-foot tall. you wouldn't know it today as it is wrapped up in the morning fog. you are watching "mornings on 2". your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant . >>> good morning to you. fog out will. take it easy if you have an early morning drive. >>> this is new video out of egypt which shows growing enchantment with the new islamic leader. they fired tear gas for those who gathered in the center of cairo. some of the injured are children. demonstrators aves inning president morsi rescind his powers. there is going to and massive sit-in. supporters of the egyptian judiciary chanted outside. some judges and prose
tear gas at crowds, furious that president mohammed morsi has declared total power over the courts system there. now, he insists the move is only temporary, but several of his top advisers have now resigned and today in response egypt's stock market plummeted. >>> meanwhile back here at home, a critical link between new york and new jersey has reopened. four weeks after hurricane sandy. you'll recall the video you see here, water gushing into the p.a.t.h. commuter train system. submerging tracks and stations. well, crews have finally finished pumping out millions of gallons of water that rushed in. but four weeks later, about half of the buildings near wall street shut down because of flooding still aren't open. many are home to large financial and law firms and could be closed for months because of electrical damage. >>> and officials now say human error caused this massive gas explosion in springfield, massachusetts, friday. a utility worker accidentally punctured a pipeline while looking for a leak. 18 people were hurt. most of them gas workers. >>> finally, it appeared to be an
ringing with calls for the downfall of a dictator. this time it's for this man, president mohamed morsi, whom america relies on to be a regional peace broker. last week he granted himself unchecked power, leading to today's bloody clashes. the crowd is chanting the same chants we heard two years ago during the revolution, except that they have substituted mubarak for morsi. egyptians toppled president hosni mubarak, a dictator who ruled for three decades. they then held a historic election, voted in the new president, and now -- >> he's like a pharoah. >> reporter: morsi's office says the move is just temporary, to sideline remnants of the mubarak era and put egypt on the right track. the wise voices say it is far from clear who will win the showdown. but there are certainly more bloody days ahead on egypt's bumpy road to democracy. >> we said it often here, watching the arab spring take shape over the last, you know, year and a half year or so. the overthrow is the hard part -- the easy part. the hard part is building a real democracy, a last democracy to take its place. "l.a. times" a
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